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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 17, 2015

Penn Research Simplifies Recycling of Rare-earth Magnets

Despite their ubiquity in consumer electronics, rare-earth metals are, as their name suggests, hard to come by. Mining and purifying them is an expensive, labor-intensive and ecologically devastating process.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422June 15, 2015

Penn Joins edX Partnership, Expands Free Online Classes

The University of Pennsylvania today announced a partnership with leading nonprofit online learning platform edX, expanding the University’s open learning course offerings to reach millions of additional learners worldwide.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 10, 2015

Local High School Grads Receive Public Service Scholarships Courtesy of Penn

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The University of Pennsylvania’s Volunteers in Public Service scholarship program awarded supplemental scholarships to five local high school students at a ceremony Tuesday, June 9.

The University of Pennsylvania’s Volunteers in Public Service scholarship program awarded supplemental scholarships to five local high school students at a ceremony Tuesday, June 9.  

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 8, 2015

Penn VIPS Scholarships Honor Local High School Students for Community Service

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Penn will provide non-tuition scholarships to five students from five local high schools in recognition of their history of community service. These scholarships will cover expenses that are not typically covered in financial-aid packages.

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The University of Pennsylvania will provide non-tuition scholarships to five students from five local high schools in recognition of their history of community service.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 20, 2015

Penn’s LPS Program Allows Non-traditional Student to Pursue His Dreams

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For research lab manager Tony Wu of Abramson, full-time work did not impede his pursuit of a master’s degree. This fall, the LPS alum will begin a Ph.D. in Amsterdam.

It’s a long road from the University of Pennsylvania to Amsterdam, but cancer research knows no bounds. 

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151May 19, 2015

Penn Students Share Stories Through Rap Music

For members of the Korean rap group Klass, expressing themselves through their music is empowering them to learn new skills and inspiring them to pursue their passions.

When the group’s founder James An, was 10, his family moved from Gwangmyeong-Si, South Korea, to Vancouver, British Columbia, and as he was adapting to life in Canada he would emulate rap performers such as Eminem.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 15, 2015

Penn Student Leads Nepali Earthquake Relief Effort

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Graduate student Sandeep Shah is managing a fundraising effort to help the people in Nepal, especially those who are vulnerable to trafficking.

After a major earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, University of Pennsylvania graduate student Sandeep Shah felt helpless.  

But, he also knew that his interdisciplinary background in social work, finance and philanthropy could help those who needed it the most. 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 12, 2015

Penn’s Netter Center, Leadership Honored in City Council Proclamation

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Philadelphia's City Council will honor Ira Harkavy and the Netter Center for Community Partnerships with an official proclamation, May 14.

Ira Harkavy, the associate vice president and founding director of the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania, will be recognized by the Philadelphia City Council on Thursday, May 14. 

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 7, 2015

Penn Research Points to Omega-3 as a Nutritional Intervention for Childhood Behavioral Problems

At the forefront of a field known as “neurocriminology,” Adrian Raine of the University of Pennsylvania has long studied the interplay between biology and environment when it comes to antisocial and criminal behavior.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 5, 2015

Penn GSE’s Laura Perna Testifies to House Subcommittee on Higher Education Issues

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Laura Perna, from Penn's Graduate School of Education, testified before the House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training that the U.S. is inadequately preparing its future workforce.

Laura Perna, a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, testified on April 30 to a United States House of Representatives panel that the U.S.